The Casa del Rey has despatched to the Ministry of Protection the letters that numerous teams of retired troopers, together with that of the 73 controls of the Military, have despatched Don Felipe in latest weeks to convey their concern and discomfort in regards to the political state of affairs. On this letter, the army warned in regards to the threat of “annihilation of democracy” and the risk that the Authorities of Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias pose “to nationwide cohesion.”
The Palacio de la Zarzuela has continued on this case the same old process when letters affecting third events are obtained, since it’s common follow that many voters ask for defense not solely from the King but in addition from the Queen when they’re confronted with conditions that they think about unfair or worrisome or need assistance of any sort. And this process consists of sending the letters to the corresponding ministry or company, as ABC has discovered.
On this case, as well as, the retired troopers expressed to Don Felipe their concern in regards to the authorities’s coverage and, though the King holds the supreme command of the Armed Forces (article 62 of the Structure), the Magna Carta additionally establishes that it’s as much as the Authorities to direct “home and overseas coverage, the civil and army administration and the protection of the State (article 97) ».
Though a lot of the letter transfers from La Zarzuela to La Moncloa don’t have any public repercussions, some have transcended. Probably the most putting case was that of the letter that the then president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, despatched to the King in June 2018, during which the politician requested Don Felipe for a gathering to “open a negotiation stage”, one thing that corresponds to the Authorities.
On that event, the Casa del Rey transferred Torra’s letter to the President of the Authorities, Pedro Sánchez, and wrote a letter to the regional president, signed by Jaime Alfonsín, during which he acknowledged receipt of the letter despatched to the King and knowledgeable him that, in accordance with article 64.1 of the Structure, “The acts of the King can be countersigned by the Authorities and, the place acceptable, by the competent ministers.”
Within the case of the retired army, La Zarzuela has not acknowledged receipt, as it’s a letter signed by 73 individuals with out highlighting a sender. On this approach, it has additionally been prevented that stated acknowledgment of receipt be interpreted as a response from the King, which might have amplified the controversy. Till now, Don Felipe has not made any allusion to this matter, and a few sources counsel that he’ll make a generic point out within the Christmas Message when he calls to respect democratic values.
Shortly after the content material of the letter to the King was revealed, Protection Minister Margarita Robles accused the signatories of attempting to contain Don Felipe within the political wrestle and to violate their neutrality. As well as, Protection despatched to the Prosecutor’s Workplace of the Superior Court docket of Justice of Madrid the content material of a chat of members of the XIX promotion of the Normal Air Academy and signatories of the letter, during which very controversial feedback had been printed, in order that the Prosecutor’s Workplace decide in the event that they represent a criminal offense.